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Cook County Jail sees signs of COVID-19 containment

Friday, May 22, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Cook County health and jail officials say widespread testing indicates that a series of measures taken since mid-March when the pandemic first hit have worked to control the spread of COVID-19 at the jail.

Tested positive
Detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19 are held in Division 16 at the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility May 20, 2020.
Detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19 are held in Division 16 at the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility May 20, 2020.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Explaining the test
Nurse Victoria Furlow, with Cermak Health Services, prepares to administer a COVID-19 test to a detainee at the intake area of the Cook County Jail.
Nurse Victoria Furlow, with Cermak Health Services, prepares to administer a COVID-19 test to a detainee at the intake area of the Cook County Jail.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Waiting for screening
Detainees wait in the intake area before entering Cermak Health Services for a COVID-19 test and health screening in the Cook County Jail.
Detainees wait in the intake area before entering Cermak Health Services for a COVID-19 test and health screening in the Cook County Jail.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Arriving to work
Officers have their temperature checked as they arrive to work at the door entering Division 11 at Cook County Jail.
Officers have their temperature checked as they arrive to work at the door entering Division 11 at Cook County Jail.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Quarantine tier
The COVID-19 quarantine tier with single cells at Division 11 of the Cook County Jail in Chicago.
The COVID-19 quarantine tier with single cells at Division 11 of the Cook County Jail in Chicago.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Intake area
Detainees wait in the intake area before entering to Cermak Health Services for a COVID-19 test and health screening in the Cook County Jail on May 20, 2020.
Detainees wait in the intake area before entering to Cermak Health Services for a COVID-19 test and health screening in the Cook County Jail on May 20, 2020.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
"You ready?"
"You ready? Itís going to be a little bit uncomfortable,Ē said Victoria Furlow, paramedic with Cermak Health Services at the Cook County Jail. "Donít move. Donít flinch."
"You ready? Itís going to be a little bit uncomfortable,Ē said Victoria Furlow, paramedic with Cermak Health Services at the Cook County Jail. "Donít move. Donít flinch."(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Quarantine facility
An employee opens the door to the entrance to Division 16, the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility for detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19.
An employee opens the door to the entrance to Division 16, the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility for detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Social distancing
Officers social distance as they leave after their shift at Division 11 in the Cook County Jail in Chicago.
Officers social distance as they leave after their shift at Division 11 in the Cook County Jail in Chicago.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Hurry up and wait
A gym at Division 16, the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility for detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chicago. The facility was set up but never used for COVID-19 patients.
A gym at Division 16, the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility for detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chicago. The facility was set up but never used for COVID-19 patients.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Isolation
Detainees held at Division 16, the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility for detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19, in Chicago on May 20, 2020.
Detainees held at Division 16, the Cook County Jail's isolation and quarantine facility for detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19, in Chicago on May 20, 2020.(Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)


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